Does Blood Transfusion Affect The Child’s Growth And Development?
I want to ask my baby at the age of 11 months, if it is very good, but my body is fat, even if I get fat at the age of 3-6 months, when it can be cared for and has a blood transfusion … Does it matter?
Hello Ms. Lulu,
Surely worrying, if the child looks thinner than his age. Actually, there are benchmarks for weight gain and normal height based on age. In Indonesia, KMS (Card to Health) is used which refers to the WHO growth chart. Mothers can read it in the WHO Growth Curve and match your child's current weight and body length. Normal weight and height also differ between girls and boys, making sure you use the correct curve.
Blood transfusion in your child should not affect its growth, if indeed there is no disease that still exists today. In fact, if your child has a severe lack of blood and is not transfused, growth problems may occur.
At this time if your child is growing abnormally based on a chart, you can consult a pediatrician. Many factors cause thin children, for example genetic factors, inadequate nutrient intake, or the presence of diseases experienced by children. To find out it requires a thorough examination and usually not a one-time measurement, but rather a history of body weight and length beforehand is digged so that the results are more accurate.
Keep doing the weighing every month at the posyandu and immunize according to the schedule.
Also read: Normal Baby Weight